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County Health Department and PADEP to Spray Adult Mosquitoes August 24 in Bristol and Bensalem Townships

August 21, 2015

The Bucks County Department of Health will be conducting a joint mosquito spray in association with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) in Croydon, areas of West Bristol and areas of Cornwells Heights on Monday, August 24, 2015, weather permitting. The spray will commence at dusk, and will continue to completion. The rain date for this spray will be Tuesday 8/25/15.

In Croydon, all roads between Route 13 and River Road, from Oak Avenue to the Neshaminy Creek are to be included.  In West Bristol the following are to be included; Clover Avenue, Charles, Walnut and Belmont Avenues, and Neshaminy Road from Route 13 to Belmont Avenue.  Also, Snowden, Belardley, Carnarvon, Dixon, Llanberis, Westminster, Park, Western, Westview and Westwood Avenues.  In Cornwells Heights, Williams, Dungan, Simons, Cornwells, Hopkin, Traylor and College Avenues are to be included as are, Ogden, Bowman and Finley Avenues from Cornwells Avenue to School Lane.  Also, Gravel Pike, Rywal Lane, George Street, Kings Avenue, Hope Avenue and Regina Avenue.

County technicians will be driving a dark green Ford Ranger spray truck with the county logo and BU number 0107 on the side.  There will also be a lead truck, a blue Ford Ranger pickup with similar identification.  The chemical to be used will be Duet applied at the rate of one (1) ounce per acre. According to the Pennsylvania DEP, the product is designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. The application material has a very low toxicity profile to mammals and will have negligible impact to non-target insects and the environment.

The PADEP will be using their own equipment.

For additional information about adult mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, please go to http://www.westnile.state.pa.us/. The Bucks County Department of Health can be reached at 215-345-3318.